UCC CPD courses

Cochlear Implants, Implantable Hearing Devices, and Impact on Communication for Children and Adults CT6106


Fact File

  • Title

    Cochlear Implants, Implantable Hearing Devices, and Impact on Communication for Children and Adults CT6106

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Two full days. Cyclical Module runs once every two years.

  • Fees

    EU Fee: €450 : Non EU Fee: €1,025 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    As per MSc Hearing, Balance and Communication. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th October 2022

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    30th October 2022

  • Start Date

    March 2023 TBC


Module Objective: To address the technological development and clinical applications of implantable hearing devices (including cochlear implants, BAHA, middle ear implants and brainstem implants) and their impact on deaf children and adults.

Module Content: Past and currrent technological advances, assessment and habilitation protocols, the role of interdisciplinary and interagency working, the impact of implantation on deaf children and adults with and without complex needs.

Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ·Demonstrate an understanding of current technologies including BAHA, middle ear implants and brainstem implants, and the principles which underlie them ·Critically evaluate the multidisciplinary assessment and management protocols used for children and adults utilising these technologies ·Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of these technologies on the communication and listening skills of children and adults.

Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures (Seminars/Workshops/Problem-based learning tutorials/E-Learning); Other (Self-directed Learning).



Contact Hours*: 24hr(s) Lectures (Seminars/Workshops/Problembased learning tutorials/E-Learning); Other (Selfdirected Learning)

CPD module credit towards the MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication: In accordance with UCC's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, a student who has successfully completed modules for Continuous Professional Development within the MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication programme, and/or has completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at similar NFQ level (subject to approval of the Programme Team), and who meets the entry requirements for that programme, can apply to register for the MSc in Hearing, Balance and Communication with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years to a maximum of 20 credits. This will require a PAC application by the student for the MSc. 


Entry Requirements:
▪ Candidates will hold either an undergraduate honours degree (NFQ Level 8, minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1) or a postgraduate degree, in any scientific or medical discipline, such as but not exclusively, Audiology, Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy, Medicine, Nursing and Education. ▪ In exceptional circumstances candidates without an honours degree may be recommended for entry to the programme after a review of their qualifications and experience by the programme lead. The admission of such candidates will be subject to the approval of the School of Clinical Therapies. ▪ Applications will be reviewed on the basis of educational qualifications, relevant work experience and motivation. 

This module is restricted to students with recognised prior clinical experience in diagnostic audiology. 

Fees and Costs

EU Fee: É450.00/Non-EU Fee: É1,025.00 

Application Fee of É35.00

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.